The South African vocalist / visual artist Catarina Aimée Dahms (aka Cata.Pirata) and Dutch producer Jori Collignon (C-Mon & Kypski, Nobody Beats The Drum) are back on track. They seem to have found in the belgian label Crammed Discs a good housing place to present their lower electro afro-beat debut album "Riots in the jungle".
After being the editor in chief of SPUNK magazine, curator and co-founder from Satellite Spaces /// The Untitled Gallery, collaborated with Rimer London and traveled extensively throughout South Africa / The Azores / UK / Ibiza / Argentina / Brazil / The Netherlands and who knows where more, Cata Pirata decided to dye her hair in multiple colors, wear buffalo platform shoes and combine metallic shorts with cool bomber jackets surrounded by a group of young hipsters, as shown in their new inspiring psychodelic and nomadic video "Love Jihad". Don't understand me wrong, I think Skip&Die were already cool, but with this naughty and renovated image, they seem to be fighting for the mega cool firsts places. Let's see, good luck.
For this first album the group has expanded now to a quintet with the accession of Rene Kuhlmann (electronics), strings specialist on sitar and guitar Daniel Rose (C-Mon & Kypski) and two percussionists: Nique Quentin and Gino Bombrini. The result, "a kaleidoscopic party on the thin line between life and death", literally described by her vocal and visual artist Cata Pirata.
The rapid, freshness, powerful, random and cultural mixed tunes from their presented single "Love Jihad" made of me a slave, unable to stop listening to its bits again and again being my soundtrack for 2 entire days. Pity that we have to wait till October to discover if the rest of the album is like this entrance…hope so…